Mitch McGary: Michigan big man to have season-ending back surgery

The Michigan Wolverines and sophomore big man Mitch McGary came into the 2013-14 season with high hopes. After a slow start, the Wolverines got even more devastating news on Friday, as McGary has elected to have back surgery that will almost certainly put him out for the rest of the season.

NCAA Tournament Re-Rack: Ranking the Sweet 16 Teams 1-16 Based on Computer Simulation Results

How would the remaining 16 teams in the 2013 NCAA basketball field do in a conference against each other? This ranking gives you an idea.

The Bottoms Line College Hoops Talk Podcast:
Michigan Preview, Big Ten Dark Horses, and The Top 4

In episode #2 of 2012, host Andy Bottoms is joined by Joe Stapleton of to talk about Michigan as well as the rest of the Big Ten.

80 Years Ago Today, The Michigan Marching Band Did the First Ever “Script Ohio” Formation

Perhaps no marching band formation is more recognizable than the Ohio State Marching Band’s “Script Ohio.” The tradition goes back exactly 80 years to October 15, 1932, when a band on the field at Ohio Stadium in Columbus first spelled “Ohio” in perfect cursive. But that band didn’t belong to Ohio State. It was visiting from Ann Arbor.

Michigan Suspensions of Fitzgerald Toussaint and Frank Clark Harsh But Warranted

The Michigan Wolverines football team took a big, self-induced hit yesterday, and it will hinder their chances of beating Alabama later today. Still, it was the right decision.

5 Must-See Week One College Football Games

The first weekend of college football is not historically loaded with must-see matchups. This year, however, there are a handful of games that will be worth setting aside time to watch.

The 10 Most Talented Final Four Teams of All Time

Since the “college team versus a pro team” is almost never logical, but has some merit once the Kentucky versus Charlotte Bobcats matchups are considered, does this make Kentucky the most talented Final Four team of all time? Let’s not get too hasty.

The 10 Most Intriguing ‘What ifs…?’ In College Hoops History

What if Hank Gathers hadn’t tragically passed away? What if Gordon Hayward’s shot had rimmed IN? What if LeBron had gone to college? We count down the 10 most intriguing ‘What ifs…?” in college basketball history.

Michigan-Ohio Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets

In this post, we preview the Midwest Region’s 4-13 matchup between regular season co-Big Ten champion Michigan and the 13th-seeded MAC tournament champion Ohio Bobcats.

What if…Chris Webber hadn’t called timeout?

As entertaining as some of the previous “What Ifs” have been, this is the first one that really could have impacted college basketball as we know it today. For argument’s sake, let’s just pretend that Webber didn’t call timeout and the Wolverines went on to win the game.

Midwest Region Bracket Breakdown: Upset Picks, Sleeper Team, and Regional Champion Prediction

Andy breaks down the Midwest region. Perennial powers North Carolina and Kansas earned the top two seeds in the Midwest region, but it may well be the easiest one of the four.

March Madness: Midwest Region (St. Louis) Team Profiles For 2012 NCAA Tournament

Now that the field has been set, Andy is posting team profiles of all 68 teams, broken down by regions. Next up is the St. Louis region, which features perennial contenders North Carolina and Kansas as well as regular season champions from the Big Ten, Atlantic 10, and Mountain West.

2012 Big Ten Tournament Preview, Prediction, Bracket, and TV Schedule

Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State all finished in a first-place tie for the Big Ten regular season title, and the Big Ten Tournament gives them a chance to settle it on the floor when the action starts on Thursday. However, don’t count out the likes of Wisconsin and Indiana, who have also proved their mettle in the nation’s top-rated conference.

College Basketball Power Rankings: Final Regular Season Rankings

With Selection Sunday less than a week away, Andy Bottoms unveils his final College Basketball Power Rankings of the season.

Big Ten Tournament Primer: Dates, Site, TV Info, Tickets, History, and Current Tourney Outlook

The Big Ten has established itself as the nation’s top conference this season, and a slew of Top 25 teams and at-large hopefuls should make for an incredible conference tournament when the action starts in Indianapolis on March 8th.